EHM in New York: Case Confirmed in Erie County

The affected mare exhibited neurologic signs of disease. She and the other horses residing at the farm have been quarantined.
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In many horses, the first or only sign of EHV-1 infection is fever, which can go undetected. | Photo: Kevin Thompson/the Horse

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has confirmed that a Paint mare from Erie County has been diagnosed with equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported Jan. 11.

The affected mare, who exhibited ataxia (incoordination) and fell, tested positive for EHV-1 on a nasal swab PCR test last week, the EDCC said.

“The mare and all other horses on the farm are quarantined,” the EDCC said. “Biosecurity measures and temperature monitoring are in place. No horses have left the farm in the two weeks preceding the onset of the illness nor have left the farm after the diagnosis of this case. The mare has not traveled off the farm recently

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Erica Larson, former news editor for The Horse, holds a degree in journalism with an external specialty in equine science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddle seat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

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